Hai Phong plans 100 new bridges in infrastructure upgrade

By Gia Chinh   March 1, 2021 | 07:47 am GMT+7
The northern port city of Hai Phong plans to spend nearly $1.64 billion on building 100 bridges in five years as part of an infrastructure upgrade.

The plan is to finish five bridges this year and the rest by the end of 2025, a representative of the city’s Department of Transport said Sunday.

The department will ask the local government this year to approve its plan to build 57 bridges - three bridges connecting Vinh Bao District with Quynh Phu District in Thai Binh Province, seven bridges connecting districts within the city, another 41 within these districts, and six overpasses.

Quang Thanh Bridge, spanning through Luoc River, connect Hai Phongs An Lao District and Hai Duongs Thanh Ha District. With a total investment of VND399 billion ($17.33 million), the bridge will be in use at the end of 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Chinh.

The VND399 billion ($17.33 million) Quang Thanh Bridge spanning the Luoc River will connect Hai Phong's An Lao District with Hai Duong Province's Thanh Ha District, and is expected to open to traffic by the end of this year. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Chinh.

From 2022 to 2025, the department will propose the construction of 29 bridges, including two connecting the city with Thai Binh.

Currently, the city has 19 ongoing projects, with a total investment of more than VND7 trillion ($303.31 million).

La Van Thanh, the municipal Party secretary, said Hai Phong would focus on finalizing projects under construction in 2021.

A project to build Hai Phong’s second ring road could start at the end of 2021, Thanh said.

"Building the ring road no. 2 is crucial so the city will concentrate on two projects: a road from Dinh Vu Street to Duong Kinh and Kien An districts, and another one from Dinh Vu Street to 359 Street," Thanh maintained.

As part of prioritizing the ring road no. 2, the city will build bridges to connect with the provinces of Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, and Thai Binh.

Hai Phong built 46 bridges from 2015 to 2020.

 
 
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